Like a paintbrush sweeping color onto canvas, I like the way authors convey their thoughts in a myriad of ways. Historical romances are one way of fictionalizing relationships set in real places from the past and during real events.
I went to the other end of the writing spectrum though -- into the future and of what might be...I am writing a science fiction novel originally titled "Alecner," but may be called "Eden" when it's all finished.
For now, my short stories hold my interest, they are the results of an ember of creativity -- that's still left over. There are 19 in the collection. My twentieth will be called "Psychological Tests" and it is based on 5 individual beings who each take a test, much akin to the one that uses ink blots, only these are charcoal and pastel renderings of different settings and surroundings.
One picture might be of an abandoned farmhouse, with hay still strewn about in its adjoining barn, as if the people left in a hurry. Another picture might be of an enlarged rendition of a pizza with the 'works,' sitting on a restaurant table, alongside it, a note bearing the words, 'ThankYou.' In all I will have the five fictitious people give their thoughts on these pictures.
Then, up above the evolution spectrum, a group of overlooking inhabitants will analyze the Earth psychologist's findings from these tests and give their version of a 'progress report' on where really mankind is....